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Apr. 25, 2015 @ 02:04 PM

Lisa Austen named Teacher of Year

This year’s UCPS Teacher of the Year knew from the beginning of her career that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of children, to change a child’s life for the better.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 02:03 PM

Street named for retiring Wingate university president

 Under a bright blue April sky, the mayor of Wingate joined with officials at Wingate University yesterday to officially dedicate the McGee Promenade. A signpost was unveiled with the words “McGee Promenade” next to a blue and white capital “W”.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 01:59 PM

City homeowners complain about rental property

Residents of Monroe’s Historic District spoke to Monroe City Council about trash and noise in the neighborhood.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 11:57 AM

Two die in separate wrecks in Marshville

A man driving a logging truck died Friday morning during a wreck on Highway 74 in Marshville. He was one of two fatalities in Marshville Friday. The second was a teeger who died in a head-on collision on Landsford Road.


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Apr. 21, 2015 @ 03:41 PM

Wotell leading Mavs to another successful season

Marvin Ridge's Max Wotell, an Arizona signee, is considered one of the top senior baseball players in the country, and he showed it in a doubleheader sweep against state powerhouse Piedmont. The left-handed pitcher struck out 15 and also stood out at the plate.

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Mitchell transferring from Vandy to Clemson

Former Cuthbertson High all-state point guard Shelton Mitchell has announced plans to leave Vanderbilt after his freshman year. He will sit out a season at Clemson and then have three years of eligility left.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 02:49 PM

Kanagy, Underwood share top honor

Weddington senior Ethan Kanagy and Piedmont junior Brett Underwood have been named co-Wrestlers of the Year in Union County after each won a state title in 2014-15. Underwood has been groomed for this since middle school, while Kanagy had to endure a late start that included a winless freshman season.


Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:58 PM

Panthers perfect in own tourney

Piedmont's powerhouse baseball program is having another successful season. The Panthers, who won the 2A state title in 2013 and finished second as a 3A school last year, have won five in a row and 12 of their last 13 games. They went 3-0 at their own tournament during Spring Break.


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Apr. 02, 2015 @ 02:42 PM

The first lesson about catching fish

“You ain’t gonna catch any fish unless the hook is in the water.”


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 01:45 PM

Living 50 Plus: Music still moves Martha Lee

For Martha Lee, a resident of Brookdale Union Park, playing piano makes her happy and whenever she gets the chance to play she takes it.


Mar. 17, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Seed packets are little encyclopedias

Seed packets are horticultural mini-encyclopedias packed full of vital instructions that will give you all the information you need to ensure success from germination to harvest.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 04:41 PM

Get a garden head start; sprout seeds now

As you flip though seed catalogs this time of year your mouth begins to water at the promise of sweet vine-ripened tomatoes, crisp cucumbers and succulent ripe melons.


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Apr. 18, 2015 @ 01:17 PM

Letters to Editor

2015 Union County property tax increase

Don’t decriminalize opossum abuse

Abuse of authority


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 11:58 AM

Appearances can be deceiving

When people want to get away from the daily grind, the old routine, workaday world-they tend to have a place they can go to escape. A place where they are just plain happy to be. For me, that place is Belmont Abbey.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

Stopping growth is not an option, control is

I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Union County again on the Board of County Commissioners. One of the goals I have is to help bring a better understanding of the issues we face to the taxpayers.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Letters to editor for Oct. 24

I believe in Kay Hagan

Stand up for Second Amendment


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Apr. 08, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Larson set free

Wanda Sue Larson was released from the Union County Jail Wednesday afternoon. She served a week in jail after pleading guilty to child abuse charges in Union County Superior Court.

Apr. 02, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Journey to Jerusalem

Seventh Day Adventist last week presented a recreation of the last days of Jesus Christ.


Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.